PMÚ fined Brhel €8.6m
PMÚ, the anti-trust authority, fined three companies €8.6m over their cartel in the 2017 tender for SEPS, the state-owned energy grid operator. Two of the companies were also banned from public tenders for three years; the third cooperated with the authorities. PMÚ did not publish any details, but the fine seems to be linked to a €38m tender for work on the Podunajské Biskupice transformer. It was won by Alter Energo (Jozef Brhel) and SAG Elektrovod (Tomáš Malatinský). Zastavme korupciu, a pressure group, pointed out the suspicious tender.
This is the second highest PMÚ fine, following a €45m one for six construction firms from 2006. In 2012-19 Alter Energo won SEPS’ contracts totaling €250m.